St. John the Baptist Catholic Church  


Church Address:  703 East Main Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896

Phone: (618) 932-2828

Fax: (618) 937-0200


St. John's School Phone: (618) 937-2017



Pastor's Corner

Photos and Videos




Parish Officers


About Us

Schedules and Forms


St. John the Baptist
St. John the Baptist Altar


Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Thank you for your interest in St. John the Baptist Parish. We invite you to become involved with your faith life in our parish and continue your spiritual growth through the many resources offered here. St. John the Baptist Church offers weekday and Sunday Masses as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The parish has programs in education and pastoral ministry for children, youth and adults as well as a vibrant social ministry outreach. The programs and services of the parish continue to grow. St. John’s school provides an excellent education in an intentionally Catholic environment. Each new parishioner adds a richness to our faith community which allows us to reflect more fully the Body of Christ in today’s society.

Mass Times

Thursday - 5:30 P.M.

Friday - 8:15 A.M.

Saturday - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday - 10:00 A.M.

Eucharistic Adoration

Friday 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.


Thursday - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday- 4:20 P.M.

Parish Office

Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

* Parish Council Meeting
Thursday, April 19 at 6:15 P.M.

* St. Bernadette's
Sunday, April 22 is St. Bernadette's Sunday
Monthly meeting is Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 P.M.

* Springtacular
"An Evening in Old Hollywood"
Music provided by Moonbeam Lane
Dinner provided by JT'S On The Hill
Black and White attire encouraged
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 6-11 P.M.
Where: St. John the Baptist Catholic School
Ticket Prices: Non Corporate Single - $60 Corporate Single - $75 Corporate/Family Tables - $600(Seats 8)
For tickets please contact Kelly McCord at (618)923-3557 or St. John’s School at (618)937-2017
All proceeds benefit St. John's School

* West Frankfort Columbia Club
Every Tuesday Night Bingo
7:00 pm
West Frankfort Columbia Hall

School News from the Principal

Mid-term ends Friday, April 20. Progress report cards will be sent home on Thursday, April 26.

We would like to invite everyone that is able to attend the School Mass on Fridays at 8:15 am. Each Friday, the classes take turns in being in charge of the Mass Readings and other duties. The students would love to share this time with each of you.

Please remember that we are collecting Box Tops for Education. Please collect these and send them with your child to turn in to their class. We get $0.10 for each box top collected. It is an easy way to help out the school and students.

* Friday, April 20 -School mass led by 1st & 2nd grade 8:15 A.M. Also, midterm-dismiss at 2:30 P.M.
* Saturday, April 21-School mass at 5:00 P.M.
* Friday, April 27-School mass led by 8th grade 8:15 A.M.
* Saturday, April 28-SPRINGTACULAR at 6:00 P.M.
* Friday, May 4-School mass led by 6th grade 8:15 A.M.
* Friday, May 4-teacher in-service-dismiss at 1:15 P.M.
* Saturday, May 5-First Communion Practice 10:00 A.M.
* Saturday, May 5-St.John's Hawks Sports Banquet 6:00 P.M.
* Sunday, May 6-1st Communion 10:00 A.M. with reception to follow
* Thursday, May 10-Spring Concert/Musical 6:30 P.M.
* Friday, May 11-School mass led by 3rd & 4th grade

* * * * *
Note: If you see anything on this site that is not working properly, or if you find any errors in the content, please contact:

Founded 1916 - A parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Illinois.